(1887 - 1969)Here in 1934, at her home Harmony Farm, Florence Jodzies founded the Vale Home Demonstration Club, affiliated with the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service. An excellent speaker and writer, Jodzies campaigned for better living conditions in rural communities, including the need for improved roads, indoor plumbing, and access to recreational facilities. In 1936, as State Library Chairman of the Virginia Federation of Home Demonstration Clubs, she developed the Federation's library project to bring books, magazines, and literature to rural Virginians. Designed to "bring improvement of mind and refreshment of soul" to members and their communities, by 1938 the project was adopted by clubs throughout Virginia.
|Marker Number||T 55|
|Placed By||Department of Historic Resources|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 10:13am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 296005 N 4307910|
|Decimal Degrees||38.89640000, -77.35225000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 53.784', W 77° 21.135'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 53' 47.04" N, 77° 21' 8.10" W|
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|Area Code(s)||202, 703, 571|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1-33 VA-665, Oakton VA 22124, US|
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